5 Lessons To Learn From Bollywood Friendships

5 Lessons To Learn From Bollywood Friendships

Samreen Tungekar
Friendship in Bollywood
Friendship in Bollywood

Love and friendship are glorified in almost all Bollywood films. We have all had a special place for these characters, especially because of their equation with each other. The other day, I listed the lessons we learn from Blair Waldorf and Serena van der Woodsen’s friendship in Gossip Girl, so here is one going the Bollywood way!

We are all familiar with Rahul and Anjali from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai or Prem and Suman from Maine Pyaar Kiya, so I will not mention the classics here and instead delve in some modern age friendships that we can learn from.

1. Prioritize.

Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na
Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na
Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na

So when Jay knew it was Aditi’s birthday and she would want him there, why would he make plans with his girlfriend? Your best friend’s birthday is kind of a big deal and the least you can do is be there to wish him/her. Prioritizing is the way to do that!

2. “YEH DOSTANA KISI BHI PLAN SE ZYADA ROCKING HAI” and stuff like that.

We all have plans that may have not worked out, just like Sam and Neha’s didn’t work out for them. But reflect and tell me if you would have had these important people in your life if everything would have worked out according to your plan? Valuing your friends is really important not just to keep your friendship going strong but also to feel good about the people you have in your life.

3. Everyone needs space. Your friend too.

Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na

Jay is trying to get this girl to date him and they head for a movie together but Aditi takes their whole gang for the same movie and then gets mad at Jay for not sitting with them. Being friends doesn’t mean being around each other all the time, it also entails respecting each other’s space. Sometimes a line should be drawn where you can live your individual lives too right!

4. Apologise When You Should.

ZNMD
ZNMD

Aakash crossed the line when he commented on Sid’s love interest and didn’t apologise right away. But eventually he did and with all his heart. Imraan apologised to Arjun for getting involved with his girlfriend. When Aisha realized she was wrong in judging Pinky’s decision, she apologised. And in all cases, the other friend forgave. Friendship isn’t always a hunky dory relationship but when you mess up, you own up.

5. Friendship Can Come To You, Anytime And Anywhere.

Queen
Queen

Vijayalakshmi’s act of kindness commenced a beautiful friendship between her and Rani at a time when Rani really needed some kind of reassurance that life isn’t all that bad. She taught Rani to let loose, to enjoy her life and at the same time didn’t try to change anything about her identity. This kind of makes you believe that the best kind of friendships come to you unexpected. Isn’t that an interesting thing to know?

Tell me what have you learnt?